These 6 Common Activities Can Put Your Unborn Baby In Danger

Pregnancy and motherhood definitely give a new color to a woman's life. However, being a mother is not an easy business. And moreover, motherhood starts the moment you miss your period, in contrast to the common belief that a mother is born with a baby. You will think twice before eating food, drinking beverages and taking medicines during pregnancy. You start your motherhood, then and there.

But how many of us know some of our hobbies, everyday household tasks, even sometimes the way we pamper our self unintentionally put our unborn babies at risk and can hinder with the goal to have a healthy pregnancy and deliver a full-term baby? 

Science is developing in all fields. New studies, new researchers, and many new discoveries obviously bring about new understandings.

Birth defects, miscarriage, brain damage, stillbirth, and heart problems are just some of the devastating outcome of a mother's lack of knowledge. Long- lasting issues with child's behavior, attention and the ability to handle stress are some other outcomes. Isn't it shocking?

The listing below 6 ordinary things that put the unborn baby in danger:

Cell phone near belly:


Radiations of any sort are not safe during pregnancy. Cell phones produce radiation that could harm the fragile fetus. Pregnant women should keep their cell phones away from their belly. Likewise, standing in front of a microwave is also equally dangerous for the unborn child. The effects of cell phone radiation on unborn children are still under different research and experiments. Anyway, we know, definitely it has a negative impact on unborn baby, just how far the ill effect goes is yet to find. Does the depth matter? You decide.

Soaking in hot water/ Hot showers:


Pregnancy puts a toll on the mother's body. Growing tummy and increasing body weight will pave the way to different aches and pains. Taking a hot bath or soaking in a hot tub may sound like a great way to getting rid of the pregnancy discomforts. However, staying in a hot steamy shower for a prolonged period or sitting in a hot water bathtub even for 15 min at a stretch, can put a fetus at risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida, can cause brain damage, and can even lead to pre-term labor. Why, because pregnant woman's core temperature should not reach 101° F or higher. If happened so, it can cause hyperthermia, a condition that causes an abnormally high body temperature that adversely affects the fetus. Owing to the truth that the temperature of a typical hot tub is 104° F, soaking in it just for about 10 minutes is enough for hyperthermia to commence. However, you can always have a warm water bath. The only thing is, for the safety sake, use a thermometer to make sure the temperature is below 1000 F.

Moving furniture/heavy objects:


During pregnancy, stop your usual urge to rearrange the living room furniture. Doctors strongly advise against lifting anything heavy during pregnancy. Why, because the pregnancy hormones loosen ligaments and connective tissues and any activities that put pressure on joints increase the risk of muscle strains and injuries, which can lead to significant pain. Another greater risk associated with lifting heavy furniture is it can result in premature labor.

Cleaning the oven/ household cleaning:


Pregnant women should avoid cleaning the oven. Why, because the oven is a poorly ventilated space. And, most oven cleaners have harmful chemical ingredients. Sticking your head into the poorly ventilated oven to clean it with oven cleaners will expose you and your unborn baby to those harmful chemical fumes. (Actually, during pregnancy, it is not even advisable to stay in a well-ventilated room with harmful chemicals).This can pave the way for several birth defects in fetus including brain damage.

When it comes to cleaning the house, most ordinary cleaning products are fine to use during pregnancy. However, there are still chances of inhaling toxic fumes when you use specialized cleaning products for particular purposes like cleaning molds, stain remover, etc. Make sure none of your cleaning product has glycol ethers as an ingredient. Contact with this chemical can bring about miscarriage and birth defects in the fetus.

Painting your baby's room:


Painting the nursery with different bright colors turns out to be a part "before delivery" routine. Most mothers, especially creative mothers, prefer to paint the bay's room themselves. However, it's a big ‘no' to use household paints during pregnancy. Why, because all three basic types of household paints (oil, latex, and enamel) contain certain toxins. Therefore, to avoid any risk of getting exposed to toxic fumes of the paint, it's best to just select the color and pattern of the paint and leave the rest t5o someone else.




Pregnant or not, gardening is an enjoyable and relaxing form of exercise. No doubt. However, here also there are some hidden dangers and risks that we should deliberately avoid. The biggest risk is increased chances of contracting toxoplasmosis, an infection you can get from a microscopic parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, which may thrive in garden soil. Never use pesticides and other chemicals. Always wear gloves. Both this measure ensures that you will not expose to harmful fumes of chemicals or health issues causing parasites in the garden. Also, wear a hat, and drink plenty of water during before and after the gardening